gentleman from georgia is recognized for one hour. >> i thank you, mr. speaker, and for the purposes of debate only, i would yield the customary 30 minutes to mr. mcgovern, pending which i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. woodall: also, mr. speaker, during consideration of this resolution all time is yielded for the purpose of debate only. and i'd like to ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. woodall: mr. speaker, house resolution 355 provides a closed rule for consideration of h.r. 2560, the cut, cap and balance act of 2011. the rule provides for four hours of general debate on the underlying bill and grants the minority party a motion to recommit with or without instructions. mr. speaker, we're at a moment in our nation's history when i turn on the television, when i read the newspapers, i get a lot of advice, folks say, act, act to raise the debt ceiling, act to cut spending, act to balance the budget.